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two pills a day is what it takes to stay alive if you're hiv positive. those pills cost about forty cents a day. lunch bag [pop] closed captioning services, inc. there's no question that i've done wrong. and i take full responsibility. >> i've been unfateful to my wife. i've developed a relationship with a dear, dear friend from argentina. >> i acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and my or any sense of right and wrong. >> my truth is that i am a gay american. and i am blessed to live in the greatest nation. >> to be clear the picture was of me and i sent it. >> greta: congressman weiner's x-rated implosion is the
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latest in the summer of sex scandals. we have schwarzenegger's love child. john edwards' ongoing sex saga now of course representative wiener's tweet the wiener gate. these men are not the first and not the last politicians to be embroiled in sex scandals. welcome to "on the recorrecord" special bad behavior political sex scandals. it ranges from congressman to senators to governors to men holding the highest public office even presidents. no one will forget president bill clinton's affair with monica lewinsky which he at first denied. >> i want you to listen to me. i am going to say this again. i did not have sexual relations with that woman ms. lewinsky. i never told anybody to lie not a single time.
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never. >> then special prosecutor ken star investigated and house of representatives impeached him. but the senate did not convict him. clinton wasn't the only president but another president's alleged affair ts we much much more hushed. president kennedy had affairs throughout his marriage and while president. most famously it was believed he had an affair with movie star marilyn monroe a scandal decimated gary hart's presidential ambition in 87. >> they are issuing outright denials while executives at the miami harold stand by their investigation that donna rice spent friday night with gary hart in his townhouse. >> he denied he was cheating on his wife and dared the press to prove it. that was dumb. they took up the challenge and published a photo of him with 29-year-old model donna rice
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sitting on his lap. less than a week later he bowed out of the race. >> speaker of the house newt gingrich held the impeachment charge against bill clinton. was he having a secret extra marital affair which he now admits? a mysterious nude photo a close-up of a man's gray boxer briefs appears on the twitter feed of an tho anthony weinewei. it was deleted immediately. not so fast. andrew bright barth's big government.com saw it and recorded it. he claims his twitter account was hacked he hadn't sent the photo. he also said he couldn't confirm whether the photo was of him or not. four-days later on may 31st congressman wiener had this combative press conference with reporters. >> if i were giving a speech to 45 thousa 45,000 people and someone in the back through a pie or yelled out
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an insult i would not spend the next two hours of my speech responding to that pie or that incident. i would return to the things that i want to talk about to the audience i want to talk to. >> all you have to do is say no. >> that's what i intend to do. >> this is the tactic. the guy throwing the pie or yelling out the insult wants that to be the conversation. >> you are the one that said you were hacked. you said you were hacked that's a potential crime. >> dana i have to ask that we follow rules here. i will answer the questions that i think are reasonable. you do the questions i do the answers and this jack ass interrupts me that's a new rule of the game. >> the next day he tries to dupe our own bret baier. >> is this twitter picture in question a picture of you? >> well let's remember this twitter picture in question is a hack or a prank that someone posted on my tweter page with someone else's name in it she didn
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got it she doesn't know me and i don't know her. we are trying to get to the bottom of who it is of and what it is off. we are concerned about saying anything definitively. things get dropped into an account. we are asking a law firm to look in it. >> you can't definitively say it's you or not? >> i can definitively say i didn't send it. it looks a lot like a prank. i can say with certitude that i have hired someone who is going to come in, deconstruct this as best they can to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> five days later june 6th congressman wiener holds this teary press conference. >> thank you very much for being here and good afternoon. i would like to take this time to clear up some of the questions that have been raised over the past ten-days or so and take full responsibility for my actions. at the outset i would like to make it clear that i have made
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terrible mistakes that have hurt the people i we care about the t and i am deeply sorry. i have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends and supporters and the media. last friday night i tweeted a photograph of myself that i intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in seattle. once i realized i had posted it to twitter i panicked took it down and said that i had been hacked. i continued to stick to the story which is a hugely regrettable mistake. this woman was unwittingly dragged into that and bears no responsibility. i am so sorry to have disrupted her life in this way. to be clear the picture waudz of me and i sent it. i am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife and my family and my constituents my friends, supporters and staff in a digs over the past few years i
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have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over twitter, facebook e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women i have met on-line. i have exchanged messages and photos of an explicit women with about six women over the last three years. for the most part these communications took place before my marriage though some sadly took place after. could be clear i have never met any of these woman or had physical relationships at any time. i haven't told the trut truth.. i have done things i deeply regret. i brought pain to people i care about the most and the people who have faith in me. for that i am deeply sorry. i apologize to my wife and our family as well as to our friends and supporters.
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i am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and actions. i would be glad to take any questions that you might have. >> i came here to accept the full responsibility for what i have done. i made it clear that i accept responsibility for this. people who draw conclusions about me are free to do so. i have worked for the people of my district for 13 years and politics for 20-years and i hope that they see fit to see this in the light that it is which is deeply regrettable mistake. >> (inaudible question) >> i think it is more inappropriate things i have done. my primary sense of regret and my primary apologize to my wife.
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i should not have done this and i should not have done this particularly when i was married. that's why i make that distinction. (inaudible question) >> i don't know what i was thinking. this was a destructive thing to do. i am apologetic for doing it. it was ke deeply, deeply hurtfuo the people i care about the most. it was something that i did that was just wrong. i regret it. >> did you -- >> (inaudible question) >> i did not. >> did you use professional e-mail on professional time? >> accident do -- i am going to try to tell you everything that i can remember was my blackberry is not a government blackberry.
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my home computer is usually where i did these things. i don't have a knowledge of every last communication but i don't believe i used any government resources. >> (inaudible question) >> no, i cannot. >> i regret not being honest about this. this was a big mistake to -- i was embarrassed. i was humiliated. i am still to this moment. i was trying to protect my wife and myself from shame and it was a mistake. i really regret it. >> this was a mistake.
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i am very sorry for it. i take it seriously. where i go from here and what steps i take i take it seriously. this was a destructive thing i did that i really regret. >> (inaudible question) >> i love my wife very much. i love my wife very much and we have no intention of splitting up over this. we have been through a great deal together, and we will weather this. i love her very much and she loves me. >> where is she? >> (inaudible question) >> generally in some cases i initiated them. they were generally women i met on facebook. >> i am deeply apologetic first and foremost to my wife, to the many people who put so much faith and confidence in me who watched me make this terrible
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mistake. everyone that i misled. everyone in the media, my staff. people that i lied to about this they all deserve an apology. >> this was a dumb thing to do. it was a destructive thing to do. it wasn't any part of a plan to be hur you are theful with my life. it wasn't a plan to be deceitful to you. it wasn't part of a plan to be -- it wasn't part of a plan. it is something i accept responsibility for but if you are looking for some kind of deep explanation for it i don't have one except that i am sorry. >> i didn't think of it that way. i would from time to time say to
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myself this is a mistake or this conversation someone could listen in on or translate to someone else. i know there is a sense that everything is part of a plan and it was thought to have been calculated. in this case it was me being being a very dumb thing. for everything i take responsibility. i didn't see any of the pictures that were released today. i can tell you that there were some women i had conversations with that inappropriate things were sent to me. >> the last thing on this day i am standing 'n before all of you and accepting responsibility for this shameful thing is thinking about this election and the
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election after that. the first thing i need to do is mike sure that a obviously never happens again and i make it up to my wife and my family and all of the people that i have harmed here. multiple women have come forward claiming they were some of congressman wiener's on-line and phone girlfriends. more raunchy photos sent by congressman wiener. it's not just congressman wiener. just months before his lewd kickoff of his scandal another married congressman from new york a republican was busted for sending shirtless photos of himself. it was a republican congressman chris lee. married father of one congressman leigh lied and said he was a divorced lobbiest. he sent a shirtless photo of
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himself. when he said who he really was within hours congressman lee resigned from congress. no shirtless photo or e-mail can compare to his secret love child. the former governor of california is married to maria schriver. they met 25 years ago and g got together. schriver and schwarzenegger split after he finally told her about his ill legitimate son. to make matters worse the mother of the 5th child was the family's housekeeper. he fathered the child 13 years ago with the family housekeeper. we spoke with mike walters about the stunning news. governor schwarzenegger i think most would agree w is a creep oa
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rat. it takes two to tangle. i assume she had a good relationship with maria schriver. i am astounded she could go to work every day and look her in the eye. >> it is way worse than that. they were pregnant at the exact same time. arnold's youngest child christopher is a week apart from the child with the mistress. these two women the made mistress and maria schriver were pregnant at the exact same time the entire month. they talked about the pregnancies maria would give her advice they talked about the fact she didn't have a man in her life. she sent stuff to her baby shower. it is unbelievable. that's how close these two were and how close in the family this person was she brought her child once the young child was born over to the house to play with
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their kids. it is unbelievable how he could hide this and keep it a secret and still live with himself. >> when does he know he was the father of the child? >> the child was born october 2nd, 1997. we are told she didn't tell arnold until the kid was around 3. a toddler basically. he didn't know until the kid was 2 or 3. >> still ahead he defined cad. his dad was battling cancer while he was sleeping with his campaign videographer. he is facing felony charges for covering it up with campaign funds. senator john edward's story is next. >> remember when mark sanford was missing? the first explanation was he was hiking the appalachian trail. when he got back from hiking the story changed his confessional press conference was one of the most bizarre in history.
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>> greta: he said he should be president. >> he said he should be president. his wife is battling an
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incurable form of cancer yet still on the campaign trail helping him achieve his dream. this is of course jonathan edwards. his attempt to nab the democratic nomination the national inquirer publishes a story claiming edwards had an affair with a campaign staffer. he tries to dodge and weave when a reporter asks him about it. >> what do you think about the tabloids saying you have a love child? >> tabloid trash. >> the national inquirer publishes a photo of former campaign videographer rielle hunter and she is pregnant. one month later in january of 2008 edwards drops out of the presidential race in february hunter gives birth to the daughter then six month later in
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august edwards figures it's time to come clean. sort of. he admits he had an affair and it's a show stopper. he tried to say his cancer was in remission. he claims the baby is not his. meanwhile edward young claims he is the father. but finally, finally in january he admit the baby is his and he and his wife elizabeth separate. 11 months later in december 2010 his wife elizabeth edwards dies of cancer. but edward's problems continue. now edwards has been indicted on violating federal election law for using nearly a million dollars in illegal campaign donations to cover up his affair while running for president. edwards claims he's innocent. >> there's no question that i have done wrong. i take full responsibility for having done wrong. i will regret for the rest of my
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life the pain and the harm that i have caused others. but i did not break the law, and i never ever thought that i was breaking the law. thank you all very much. >> coming up, others are emotional and south carolina governor sanford was too bizarre. he claims he met his soul mate and his infidelity press conference is one for the record books. you have to see this. also he was one of the most promising politicians around respected and feared. many thought he might run for president. attorney general and governor but most famously client number nine. you will hear from eliot spitzer coming up.
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>> greta: hiking the appalachian >> hiking the appalachian trail.
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that's a line mark sanford first used when the media reported him missing and couldn't be found. after mounting pressure he gave this stunning press conference and admitted he was not hiking but was in san francisco with his lover. >> i developed a relationship with a -- started as a dear, dear frie friend from argentina. it began very innocently as i suspect these things do. exchanged e-mails back and forth and advice. but here briefly over the last year it developed into much more, and as a consequence i hurt her, i hurt you all, i hurt
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my wife. i hurt my boys. i hurt friends like tom nathan. i heard a l -- hurt a lot of folks. all i can say is that i apologize. >> did you break off the relationship? >> it was interesting in how this thing has gone down, john. give you way more detail than you will ever want. i met this person a little over 8 years ago. very innocent. and struck up a conversation. i want to go back to the bubble of politics. this is not justifying it. what i did was wrong. >> wait, wait. guys. one question at a time, is that fair enough? the -- there is a certain irony.
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this person at the time was separated and we ended up in a serious conversation about why she ought to get back with her husband. it was not only part of god's laws but those two boys would be better off for it and we hit this incredibly earnest conversation and at the end of it could i get your e-mail we swapped e-mails and it began on a very casual basis. hey i got this issue come up in my life vice versa what do you think? when you live in the zone of politics, you can't ever let your guard down. you can't ever say what do you think because it could be this story or that story. there was this zone of protectiveness and she was thousands of miles away and i was up here and you could throw
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an idea out or vice versa. we develop add remarkable friendship over those 8 years. and about a year ago it sparked into something more than that. i have seen her throw times since then during that whole parking thing. >> did you miss lead your staff about where you were? >> they called -- i called them back on monday. >> when you left you intentionally? >> no. we talked about that. i said that was -- that is my fault. that's my fault. that's my fault. >> south carolina's first lady genessee sanford moved fast. she moved out and divorced the
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governor. after being caught and giving the tearful press conference she resi -- he did not resign from being governor. being a client of the escort service but keeping your job? some manage to ke land on their feet. how one senator did it. he coined a new phrase, wide stance and we bet he wishes he never uttered that phrase. larry craig ace story is coming up. raig's story [ male announcer ] to the 5:00 a.m. scholar. thewo trains and a bus rider. the "i'll sleep when it's done" academic. for 80 years, we've been inspired by you. and we've been honored to walk with you to help you get where you want to be ♪ because your moment is now. let nothing stand in your way.
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center later this month or early july. in this case giffords is sitting next to her mother and both have big smiles. >> celebrating in texas as the dallas mavs win the nba title. the mavs beat lebron james and the miami heat 105-95 sunday night. dallas taking the championship series in six games. dirk nowitzki named the final's most valuable player. dallas won four of the last five games to clinch the title on miami's home court. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to our special "bad behavior, political sex scandals". >> some people get busted not just for mistresses f but women for hire. eliot spitzer was client number 9 of the escort service in march of 2008 he gave this press conference with his wife the
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state's first lady at his side. >> 8 years as attorney general and one as governor i have tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild new york and create opportunity for all. we sought to bring real change to new york and that will continue. today i want to briefly address a private matter. i have acted in a way that violates the obligation to my family a violates any sense of right and wrong. i apologize first and most importantly to my family. i apologize to the public whom i promise -- i do not believe it is about individuals it is about ideas public good and doing what is best for the state of new york. but i have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard i expected of myself. i must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.
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i will not be taking questions. thank you very much. i will report back to you. spitzer resigned two-days later he has landed on his feet. he is hosting a cable show. a prostitution scandal doesn't have to torpedo your political career. there is a politician who managed to keep his job. the dc madam posted the phone numbers of his call service clients on-line and one of them was republican senator of louisiana david vitter. goo afternoon. we thought it was important to have time alone with hur children. that's what we did. we want to thank the countless friends and fellow citizens who covered encouragement and prayers those have meant the world to us. i want to again offer my deep
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sincere apologies to all of those i have let down and disappointed with his actions of my past. i am so very, very sorry. no matter how long ago it was i know it hurt the relationship of trust i have enjoyed with so many of you, and i have a lot to do to rebuild that. i will work every day to rebuild that trust. wendy and i dealt with this personally several years ago. i confronted it in confession and marriage counseling. i receive forgiveness from god. i know i did from wendy. since then i have gotten up every morning committed to trying to live up to the important values we believe in. it's continuing to believe in and acknowledge those values
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causes some to attack me because of my fast failings, well, so be it. unfortunately my admission has incurred some long time political enemies and those helping to profit from the admission like those in new orleans stories and recent report. those stories are not true. having said all of this i am not going to answer questions all over again and again and again and again. it might sell newspapers but it wouldn't serve my family or constituents well at all. we all have a lot of important work to do for louisiana. >> next, his wife took to the microphone. >> are you surprised i have something to say? in most any other marriage this wo been a private issue between a husband and a wife. very private.
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obviously it's not here. like all marriages ours is not perfect. none of us are. we choose to work together as a family. when david and i dealt with this privately years ago, i for gave david, i made the decision to love him and to recommit to our marriage. to forgive is not always the easy choice, but it was and is the right choice for me. david is my best friend. last week some people very sympathetically said to me, i wouldn't want to be in your shoes right now. i stand before you to tell you proudly i am proud to be wendy vitter. that is not to say that last week wasn't incredibly trying and very sad. not for our marriage,.
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our marriage is stronger every day. but for our children. and now i am going to speak to you as a mother and i hope you will understand. it has been terribly hard to have the media parked on our front lawn and following us every day. yesterday the media was camped at our church, at our home and at our church every day. as david returns to work in washington we are going to return to our life here. i would just ask you very respectfully to let us continue our summer and our lives as we had planned. thank you very much. >> not only d vitter's wife stand by him, vitter did not
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resign. in 2010 he was re-elected to his second term. straight ahead i am a gay american and wide stance. our next two politicians democratic governor jim mcgreevey and larry craig are next.
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>> scandals don't always involve another woman. sometimes it's a man. in 2004 new jersey democratic governor jim mcgreevey was threatened by a sexual harassment suit by a man who was his former security aid. the governor then got up and made this now famous speech and yes the wife the state's first lady was there. >> in a point in every person's life one was to look deeply into the mirror of one's soul and decide one's unique truth in the world. not as we may want to see it or hope to see it but as it is. so my truth is that i am a gay american i am blessed to live in the greatest nation. in the tradition of civil
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liberties greatest tradition of civil liberties in the world and country that provide so much to its people. yet he causes the pain and the suffering and anguish that i have caused to my beloved family. parents, my wife, my friends. i would almost rather have this moment pass. for this it is an intensely personal decision and not one typically for the public domain. yet it cannot and should not pass. i am also here today because shamefully i engaged in adult con sensual affair. >> it came out later that mcgreevey homeland security advisor and was criticized because the man lacked credentials. a men's bathroom is the site of
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idaho senator larry craig's sex scandal. he was arrested for lewd conduct after a police officer say craig tapped his foot and tried to slip his hand under the stall door. the officer said it was an attempt to solicit gay sex. he denied that simply saying he had a wide stance and was trying to pick up a piece much paper. he plead guilty to disorder lie conduct and made this statement to justify it: >> i did nothing wrong at the minneapolis airport. i did not wrong and i regret the decision to plead guilty and the sadness that decision has brought on my wife, my family, friends, staff and fellow idahoans. for that i apologize. in ji june i over reacted and m
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a poor decision. while i was not involved in an inappropriate conduct at the minneapolis airport or anywhere else. i choose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of making it go away. i did not seek any council either from an attorney, staff, friends or family. that was a mistake. i deeply regret it. because of that i have now retained council and i am asking council to review this matter and to advise me on how to proceed. for a moment i want to put my state of mind into context. in 8 months leading up to june 11th my family and i have been
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relentlessly and viciously harassed by the idaho state. if you saw the article today you know why. let me be clear, i am not gay and never have been gay. still without a sled of truth the statesman has engaged in this witch-hunt n. pleading guilty i over reacted in minneapolis because the stress the idaho states and investigation and the rumors it has fueled all around idaho. again, that over reaction was a mistake. i apologize for my judgment. furthermore i should not have kept this arrest to my sieve. i should have told my friends and family about it. i wasn't eager to share this failure but i should have any
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way because i am not gay. he decide to do serve out his term and not run for reelection. sexual instant messages to teenaged boys. the full story i i stopped you from getting cornrows on spring break. i brushed your teeth for you when you broke your hands. i watch your toucan for you, even though it bites me.
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♪ ♪ >> greta: harassment charges. last year, democratic
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co >> last year democratic congressman eric nasa was under investigation for groping a male staffer. he sat down with glen beck. >> new allegations first it was you made an off color remark or you hit on a guy at a wedding. >> we are at a wedding new year's eve everybody had too much to drink. there were 300 people there. i went to a bridesmaid danced with her sat down i went back to all of the bachelors they made the remarks you can image you ought to do this you ought to do that. i grabbed a guy, no i ought to do it for you. i gave a full and complete disclosure and i left because i realize the party was getting to a place i shouldn't be at. now they are saying i groped a male staffer. yeah, i did. not only did i grope him i tickled him until he couldn't breathe and four guys jumped on top of me.
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it was my 50-year-old birthday. kill the old guy. you can sake anything out of context. he said it was those harassment allegations then said it was pressure from democrats because he had opposed the healthcare bill. the congressional page scandal. this involves a middle aged congressman and teenaged boys who worked for him. in 2006 florida republican congressman mark foley was accused of sending sexually suggestive e-mails and insurance stand messages to teenaged male interns over the course of ten years. foley stepped down what's he doing now? foley is hosting a radio show this florida called foley on politics. there are so many scandals we can't fit all of them in one hour. go to the fox news facebook page and vote for your

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